Learn how the owner of a grocery store chain is helping improve his bottom line, and the health of his customers, by dedicating a checkout aisle to healthy treats; placing and promoting healthy food and drinks throughout the store; and encouraging kids to be more active by stocking toys that promote physical activity. From the CDC, published in August of 2013.
Access to healthy food throughout the workday can be a challenge. Learn how one Philadelphia resident incorporated healthier snacking habits into her daily routine thanks to new healthy vending machines. From the CDC. May 2014.
Healthy profits and good health go hand in hand. Learn how fresh fruits and vegetables add up to increased sales for a corner store owner and easier access to produce for the neighborhood. From the CDC. published April, 2015.
Real estate developers, property managers, and residents of Boston, MA, are benefitting from smoke-free efforts. Find out why smoke-free housing is a smart business decision that also aims to improve public health. From the CDC published March, 2014.
Healthy options can lead to healthy profits. Learn how a small grocery store in the northern part of Omaha, NE, improved its bottom line while at the same time making healthy living easier for community members. From the CDC, punlished April, 2015.
An active, healthy workforce is critical to economic development. Find out how one small town has launched low-cost, health-oriented efforts—ranging from a lunch-hour walking train to a healthy passport program at local restaurants—to make its community healthier, drawing more businesses and people to call Gardiner, Maine, home. From the CDC, published September, 2015.
Private and public sector leaders across the country reveal how investments in community health have yielded positive results. From the CDC, published October 2015.
Improved quality of care, increased compliance, and reduced costs—these are just a few of the many benefits of including community health workers as part of a comprehensive health care team. Research has shown that community health workers can help patients—especially those with language or other barriers—navigate complex health care systems. See an example from an Oklahoma City, OK, health alliance. From the CDC, published in April 2016.
See how community and business leaders are making changes to improve health in African American communities. From the CDC,published May, 2016.
Hispanic communities engaged local leaders and business owners to improve health. From the CDC, published May, 2016.